The LCCs and CSCs: Working together to conserve landscapes in the face of climate change

Friday, October 24, 2014: 1:25 PM-2:55 PM
Polaris A (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)
The Department of Interior Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) and Climate Science Centers (CSCs) are non-regulatory conservation partnerships that have been established to help respond to climate change and other environmental stressors that transcend jurisdictional lines and are priorities for multiple federal and state agencies. Working together to provide scientific information, tools, and decision support for conservation and large connected areas that sustain natural and cultural resources in a rapidly changing world, the LCCs and CSCs have successfully collaborated in the challenging area of landscape conservation. In this session, LCC and CSC representatives will present examples of how these organizations are partnering to conserve complex landscapes and ecosystems in the face of climate change. In particular, projects across the country have produced tools and other products that are being used by natural resource managers to develop climate adaptation strategies for increasing ecosystem resilience and sustainability.
Session Chair:
Toni Lyn Morelli
1:25 PM
LCC-CSC Collaborations: Projects and Progress
Toni Lyn Morelli, University of Massachusetts
1:45 PM
LCC-CSC Coordination in the Northwestern US: Delivering Focused Science to Practitioners
Todd Hopkins, USFWS/Great Basin LCC; Sean Finn, Great Northern LCC; Mary Mahaffy, North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative; Gustavo Bisbal, USGS/Northwest CSC; Jeffrey Morisette, USGS/North Central CSC; Steve Gray, USGS; Nicole DeCrappeo, USGS/Northwest CSC; John Mankowski, North Pacific LCC; Yvette Converse, Great Northern LCC; Tom Oliff, Great Northern LCC; Linda Kelly, Great Basin LCC
2:05 PM
Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation
Glen Salmon, Eastern Tallgrass Prairie & Big Rivers LCC
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